Neurofeedback therapy, combined with Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, is an excellent form of treatment for depression. Research has revealed that depression is neurological, not psychological and that specific patterns of the brain are a direct link to causing depression. At the Eustache Institute, we have successfully treated many patients who’ve been diagnosed with having depression because we understand how severe the condition is. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, no two people will experience depression the same way, and some forms of depression are slightly different. For this specific reason, we customize each session based on the individual needs and state of mind of the patient we are treating. It’s also important to understand that patients who are depressed require more sessions than other conditions we treat with neurofeedback therapy. As times goes by we monitor the progress of our patients and modify the brain training exercises and hyperbaric oxygen therapy accordingly, bringing useful results where our patients find an increase in motivation, activity, happiness, and have control over their mood swings.
It’s important to understand that most people experience a great feeling of sadness at some point in their lives, due to the loss of a loved one, a job or reading the news. That doesn’t mean that everyone suffers from the disorder. However, healthy people, they will overcome their sadness in time. Sorry to say for others, it won’t be as easy. Those who remain sad and enter an overwhelmingly depressed state of mind must be taken seriously. In addition to feeling somber and lost, a person suffering from depression will also experience a lack of interest in activities that once brought them great joy. They will also experience a loss or increase in appetite, leading to weight loss or weight gain, an increase or decrease in sleep, lack of focus and a feeling of worthlessness. Sadly, people experiencing these symptoms, for at least two weeks, are most likely to be diagnosed as having depression.
Unfortunately, depression is associated with an increase in mortality from suicide, heart disease, and lower workplace productivity—leading those who are depressed to having lower income and a higher unemployment rate. Depression is also connected to other mental disorders such as substance abuse (alcohol and drugs), eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD and chain smoking. Sadly, if not treated depression can become a chronic disease. As per the American Psychological Association women are more prone to experience depression than men, and depression affects 14.8 million (6.7 percent) of adults 18 and over in the USA. It is important to acknowledge that children can suffer from depression as well. As per the Anxiety and Depression Association of America as much as 2 to 3 percent of children ages 6 to 12, and 6 to 8 percent of teens may have severe depression.
Dr. Elena Eustache is neurofeedback therapy specialist with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed. For more information, please visit www.EustacheInstitute.com. You can also find Dr. Elena Eustache on Instagram and Facebook.